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Leona Lewis Cancels Nigerian Concert After Car Bombings

October 4, 2010 (8:18 am) GMT
At least 12 people were killed in the two car bombings and Leona Lewis felt it was inappropriate to go ahead with the gig.
Leona Lewis

British singer axed a show in Nigeria on Saturday, October 2 after two car bombs caused carnage in the country's capital. The "Bleeding Love" hitmaker was due to headline a celebration concert in Abuja, to mark 50 years of Nigerian independence, but the festivities were thrown into chaos following two explosions.

At least 12 people were killed and Lewis felt it was inappropriate to go ahead with the gig. In a statement, she says, "Out of respect for those victims, it is with regret that I have had to postpone my performance."

Leona Lewis is currently working on her next studio installment. It will be released as a follow-up to her 2009 "Echo" which could only peak at No. 13 on Billboard Hot 200.

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